Meng Qi Shi Shen

Cinderella Chef

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Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Mengqi Shishen, Adorable Food Goddess
Japanese: 萌妻食神
English: Cinderella Chef
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Type: ONA
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Dec 29, 2018 to Mar 9, 2019
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Wawayu Animation
Source: Novel
Genres: ComedyComedy, DramaDrama, GourmetGourmet, RomanceRomance
Themes: HistoricalHistorical, Time TravelTime Travel
Duration: 20 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.281 (scored by 72437,243 users)
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Ranked: #26262
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Popularity: #4313
Members: 20,522
Favorites: 124

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Ye Jiayao is a young and talented cook who dreams of becoming a renowned chef one day. As luck would have it, she's magically transported back in time to Imperial China, and in the body of an extremely useless girl. Ye Jiayao is immediately kidnapped and held for ransom, but she manages to use her wits (and her sense of humor) to get whatever she wants.

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Meng Qi Shi Shen is an adaptation of the Chinese web novel of the same title, written by Zi Yi 281 (紫伊281).

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Zhao, Qixuan



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Opening Theme

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"The Tastes of Traveling (味觉的旅行)" by Xiaoyuan (小缘)

Ending Theme

"Mimosa (含羞草)" by Zhao Bell (赵贝尔)

Mar 22, 2019
Good sides:
First this was my very first Chinese anime which I have watched sub by MizureX33 and I have found it weird but refreshing.
It is quite similar with a Isekai anime except it is not fantasy based. Story revolved around the daily struggle after waking up in medieval China.
Story had it's plot twist
Romance element had it quite touchy.
Culinary and shokugeki will help anyone to wait for other cooking anime to get new season

In other word this anime is quite a time kill

Negative side:|
Mar 24, 2019
The budget put into animation quality and graphical quality is pretty self explanatory, too bad the source material holds the art back. Its a rather straightforward work overall, you can see hints of its origins as a wuxia/xianxia if you're familiar with the genre, but the worst the original work was removed.

Art & Sound 8/10
The food and cooking is fantastic, with appropriate musical accompaniment. My only complaint is that there isn't enough of it. They barely manage a cooking scene an episode and its really the only reason to watch this anime.

Writing 2/10
Really just nothing much in the writing at all. The first arc is ...
May 20, 2019
The anime is very visually appealing and though the plot is kinda loose in its direction, it holds itself up pretty well between the character's interactions. Its premise is pretty simple, but I think it has enough interesting elements to make it worth a watch. And though I'm not that into cooking anime, I found this one appealing enough to get through since, again, the characters interactions are really what does it for me. Most of the characters are a bit flat since most of the characterization focuses only on a 2-3 core characters, but that was really all the story needed to keep ...

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